Computer Acronyms

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This is a quiz to test your skills on the acronyms used in the world of computers.

  
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1.  This is a computer network limited to a small area such as an office building, university, or even a residential home. Most mid to large-sized businesses today use these which makes it easy for employees to share information.
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2.  Used to measure the resolution of an image both on screen and in print. The higher the DPI, the more detail can be shown in an image.  What does this acronym stand for?
3.  What is the difference between a CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW?
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4.  I need to backup the information on my computer.  It will be approximately 4 GB of information, so a CD-R and CD-RW will not work.  I will be updating my backup disk in a few months and will be using the same disk.  Without using the acronym, tell me what type of disk I would use to backup this data.
5.  Every time you open a program, it gets loaded from the hard drive into the ___. This is because reading data from the ____ is much faster than reading data from the hard drive. Running programs from the ____ of the computer allows them to function without any lag time. The more your computer has, the more data can be loaded from the hard drive into the ____, which can effectively speed up your computer. In fact, adding ____ can be more beneficial to your computer's performance than upgrading the CPU.
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7.  PC stands for what in the technology world?
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8.  It is a common method of transferring files via the Internet from one computer to another. Some common FTP programs are "Fetch" for the Mac, and "WS_FTP" for Windows. However, you can also use a Web browser like Netscape or Internet Explorer to access FTP servers.  What does FTP stand for?
9.  I have saved my project to My Documents. The next time I go to class I notice it is not there!  What is something I should check before I panic?
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10.  This is the protocol used to transfer data over the World Wide Web. That's why all Web site addresses begin with "http://". Whenever you type a URL into your browser and hit Enter, your computer sends an HTTP request to the appropriate Web server. The Web server, which is designed to handle HTTP requests, then sends to you the requested HTML page.
11.  This is the language that Web pages are written in. Web pages must conform to the rules of HTML in order to be displayed correctly in a Web browser. The HTML syntax is based on a list of tags that describe the page's format and what is displayed on the Web page.  What does HTML stand for?
12.  This is the pretty much the brain of your computer. It processes everything from basic instructions to complex functions. Any time something needs to be computed, it gets sent to the ____.  What three words fit this description?
13.  WWW, an abbreviation well known to Internet lovers, actually stands for what?
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